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    Hello

    I am looking for a new grinder for my Gaggia Classic and I am only looking at the following 3 so no more suggestions...please ;)

    Gaggia MDF Sunbeam 480 Iberital Challenge


    Also does anyone know where you can get the Iberital in Perth

    Thanks

    Keith

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    Re: Choices

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrembo link=1157630007/0#0 date=1157630007
    Hello

    Also does anyone know where you can get the Iberital in Perth

    Keith
    Id go for the Iberital..... :)

    If you want to buy one in Perth give BeanzN Machines a ring (in Freo) as Im pretty sure they stock them..... or even better - Im sure some of the site sponsors sell them and would freight one to you - and you would also get great support from them!

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    Re: Choices

    Yeh, while I own the Sunbeam EM0480 (I paid $169 for it) and can testify its a great grinder, if your budget can stretch further (Mine couldnt), the Iberital Challenge is a good choice.

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    Re: Choices

    I am a great believer in buying local if you can, so you get he best possible service (after & before sales).....

    However,

    If you decide to get into a Challenge & cant get one in Perth, I can supply by mail order and have stock available now.

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    Re: Choices

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrembo link=1157630007/0#0 date=1157630007
    Hello
    I am looking for a new grinder for my Gaggia Classic and I am only looking at the following 3 so no more suggestions...please ;)

    Gaggia MDF *Sunbeam 480 * Iberital Challenge

    Also does anyone know where you can get the Iberital in Perth
    Thanks
    Keith
    Can I ask why you have limited yourself to a choice between these 3 grinders?

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    Re: Choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovey link=1157630007/0#4 date=1157713367
    Quote Originally Posted by kbrembo link=1157630007/0#0 date=1157630007
    Hello
    I am looking for a new grinder for my Gaggia Classic and I am only looking at the following 3 so no more suggestions...please ;)

    Gaggia MDF *Sunbeam 480 * Iberital Challenge

    Also does anyone know where you can get the Iberital in Perth
    Thanks
    Keith
    Can I ask why you have limited yourself to a choice between these 3 grinders?
    too many choices!!!!

    Go on ::) then throw some sub $300 suggestions in then

    Cheers

    Keith

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    Re: Choices

    Going on price alone would direct you to the Sunbeam... but on features, I believe the Iberital Challenge has Stepless adjustment and Conical burrset.. and is under $300 - this would be what I would go for if your budget is under $300.

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    Re: Choices

    Keith- you could add the Nemox Lux to your list of possibilities too- if you wish to avoid the worm drive of the Iberital. The steps of the Lux are small enough so as so not be much of an issue....I believe that FC sell them also...

    2mcm

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    Re: Choices

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1157630007/0#7 date=1157932656
    The steps of the Lux are small enough so as so not be much of an issue....
    ?????!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luca link=1157630007/0#8 date=1158065593
    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1157630007/0#7 date=1157932656
    The steps of the Lux are small enough so as to not be much of an issue....
    ?????!!!!
    Luca- I think that if both plunger or drip and espresso grind are required, than the Lux is to my mind the pick of the lower priced grinders and probably superior to the sunbeam.....unless you had a better suggestion? *:-? I dont think such a large adjustment is practical with the challenge....

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    Oh yeah, now I get where youre coming from. For a second there I thought you were saying that the lux actually gives you a decent degree of control over particle size for espresso ... we had nightmares trying to get that thing dialled in last year at Maltitude! But Ive gotta say that I dont see how the Lux is really going to be superior to the sunbeam ... interchangeable burr sets and reputedly the same adjustability. I guess the lux is probably a little smaller, if youre going to travel ... and maybe the burr carrier is a little sturdier ... but is it really $70 sturdier?



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